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Casting a Giant Shadow

With Tides closed for repairs following Hurricane Irma, the rest of Center Street is left in the dark By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer A common tide may float all boats, but a closed Tides may mean less money for everyone ...

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Remembering Vernon Knox

Former City Administrator Toni Conner-Rooks reflects on the loss of “the People’s mayor” By Toni Conner-Rooks | Special to The Current When I learned of the seriousness of Vernon’s condition, I had a myriad of emotions running through me, disbelief, sorrow, grief, the everlasting question that begs...

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Beach Blotter — October 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 3 TAGGED (THEN BAGGED) Around 1:30 p.m. the Chief of the Folly Beach Public Safety Department called to an officer on patrol and informed him he was watching a man vandalizing the side of a building on Center Street, “tagging” it with a white paint...

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A Sweeping Success

Beach Sweeps yield Less plastic on beach this year following plastic bag ban By Lorne Chambers | Editor With the tourist season over, some local organizations are helping clean up Folly Beach. Organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Beach...

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Battle of the Bags IV

Charity cornhole tournament raises funds for the Folly Angels By Lorne Chambers | Editor Dunes Properties will host the fourth annual Battle of the Bags from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Folly Beach County Park at the far west end of the...

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Irma’s Impact

Storm-surge flooding casts a wide net By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer With three major hurricanes having impacted Folly Beach over the past 24 months, it may be time for the barrier island community to get really serious about flooding. First was Joaquin in September of 2015,...

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The Folly Boat Sets Sail

After 28 years, beloved local landmark is on the move again By Lorne Chambers | Editor While the buzz on Folly over the last several weeks has surrounded the disappearance of our beloved Folly Boat on Sept. 11 when the high storm surge from Hurricane Irma floated...

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Folly Shows Love for V.I.

Locals show their support for U.S. Virgin Islands damaged during Hurricane Irma Special to The Current Living in a coastal community such as Folly Beach, last month was a reminder of just how quickly our whole world can change when dealing with Mother Nature. Luckily for us,...

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A Spooky Fun Time

47th annual Halloween Carnival brings Family-fun to the Folly River Park Special to The Current On Tuesday, Oct. 31 the Folly Beach Halloween Carnival returns this year for the 47th consecutive year. It was first held in 1970 on the Folly Pier. It’s now held at the...

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Ghouls On The Water

SUP-er Scary SUP Race returns Oct. 28 Special to The Current Charleston SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders are teaming up for a scary good time and a scary good cause from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 for the seventh annual SUPer Scary SUP Race in...

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